Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Jasper County youth offenders being sent elsewhere after failed inspection
From the report by KOAM's Lisa Olliges:
The detention is old and creates maintenance challenges for Jasper county.
It failed a recent fire inspection forcing repairs.
Jasper county commissioner Darieus Adams says, "We needed to do some adjustments to the heat and air and to the hot water system. We had to fix a couple door locks and had to fix a couple smoke detectors to bring it back into compliance."
But it's not capable of keeping offenders overnight. So juvenile officers, often stretched thin for resources, drive youth to the Greene county juvenile detention center in Springfield,
Local police say it won't impact how they deal with offenders. But it would be easier to have a facility here.KOAM TV 7